New technologies of the self, mobilities and (co-)construction of identity :: Edited by: Fred Dervin & Yasmine Abbas :: Call for Abstracts :: Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 15, 2008. Full chapters will be expected to be submitted by September 1, 2008.
The new interpersonal spaces created by web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies seem to correspond to the technologies of the self that Michel Foucault (1988) has addressed in his lectures at the Collège de France at the beginning of the 1980s. These new technologies enable the individual’s self to emerge publicly and to be worked upon with its “disciples”: be they companions in Second Life, readers (for example on a blog) or listeners (Podcasts). Continue reading